Experts doubt coronavirus patients will see ‘miracle cure’ from hormone therapy
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Female hormone therapy for coronavirus patients is interesting, but likely not a “miracle cure,” experts say.
Some doctors in Long Island, N.Y., started administering estrogen to COVID-19 patients to strengthen their immune systems. Meanwhile, some doctors in Los Angeles said they’ll soon test progesterone in male COVID-19 patients, hoping its anti-inflammatory properties will reduce an overactive response from the immune system.
Since the coronavirus began its destructive path, women worldwide have shown higher statistics of survival compared to men. Women’s immune systems are also less likely to spark a crazed response, or a cytokine storm, to fight off the coronavirus, which would lead to over-inflammation of the lungs, requiring a ventilator.
It’s unclear why women generally have handled the coronavirus better; experts have said it may involve sex and …continued .
[Source: Fox News]